Welcome to Our New E-Newsletter
Dear Redwood Landfill Stakeholder,

Welcome to the inaugural edition of The Redwood Recycler, a new electronic newsletter for our stakeholders in Marin and Sonoma counties. It provides updates on our sustainability initiatives as we work together to make our communities cleaner and greener.

I welcome your questions and feedback. Please feel free to email ( RKhany@wm.com) or call me (415-408-9053). I look forward to hearing for you!


Ramin Khany
District Manager
Redwood Landfill
Testing Ground for Innovation
On July 12, Redwood Landfill hosted representatives from the California Energy Commission, the CEO of CALSTART and media representatives from the heavy equipment industry for the announcement of demonstration results of a new type of hybrid vehicle developed by Volvo Construction Equipment.

Our landfill was the test site for Volvo's LX1 Prototype front loader, designed to meet the work demands of similar types of heavy equipment while emitting fewer emissions, reducing fuel consumption and generating less noise.

The LX1 was used exclusively in our composting facility during the wet months of January to March. It got its workout moving yard trimmings, food scraps and food-soiled paper for composting. Click here to learn more about the LX1 and the test results.

Volunteering to serve as one of two test sites in the country reflects Redwood and parent company Waste Management's commitment to sustainability. We are continually looking for new ways to reduce our services' environmental impact.

The Ultimate Hybrid Lawn Mower

We're not kidding when we say we're constantly searching for alternative fuel options and sustainable ways to conduct our business. Rather than using gas-powered machines to cut down the vegetation at our landfill, we've hired a herd of sheep!

The sheep will be at the landfill for the next couple of weeks cutting down on the overgrowth. It's a yearly tradition, and the ultimate zero-emission, sustainable solution to brush clearing!
Fighting Climate Change with Compost

Santa Rosa-based KRCB, a public broadcasting station, recently aired a story about how compost is helping in the battle against climate change. The episode focused on how using compost on ranch lands and farms can help take carbon out of the atmosphere. One of the featured projects uses Redwood's WM EarthCare Homegrown Compost, approved for organic farming. 

The Climate Change Fight Starts in Your Kitchen
The Redwood Landfill was featured in a recent Marin Independent Journal story
about how easy it is to separate food scraps and food-soiled paper for composting  while avoiding the "ick factor."  You can read the story  here .

As an added resource, feel free to share this video demonstrating how to line your kitchen pails with newspapers,which makes the collection of food-scraps even easier!
A Special Father's Day
Father's Day at one of our Bay Area facilities is always a little extra special. It's home to three sets of fathers and sons working side-by-side - and in two cases, the son has seniority.

Their stories were shared with viewers of KTVU News Channel 2 and readers of the Marin Independent Journal over the Father's Day weekend last month. They were also featured in a video we prepared. If you need a smile today, check out these stories.